During our brief correspondence with Meg Medina, we asked her where the turning point was for her. Flatwell accountable for the things that happened at DJ?
As tough and honest as its title, this novel takes an unflinching look at the unjust and cruel consequences of bullying. How does he deal with it? She achieves good grades in honor classes and her teachers like her.
Through the main character Piddy Sanchez, kids will learn the devastating cost of not seeking help from a parent and how easy it is for bullying to spiral out of control. It takes another girl to explain the threat more clearly. Piddy has no clue.
Despite sounding depressing, the story is well-balanced by Hayley's relationship with Finn - their funny dialogue serves to lift the darkness at just the right moments. What does Piddy see? Realistic fiction about bullying saillergirl Jan 18, This novel, narrated by Piddy Sanchez, the 16 year-old Latina protagonist, chronicles a great many traumas of adolescence: You guys, while I was reading this book last night as of time of writing the review it was last nightI teared up.
Do you think Piddy has really changed? Piddy is a smart girl but when faced with personal violence, she is at a total loss.
Often adults, teachers, and school faculty say that students are at school to learn. Her decision to make positive choices is a great example for teens. Works Cited Medina, Meg.
Who steps in to save her? The two girls are both brought to the office, where Yaqui denies bullying Piddy. Piddy Sanchez grows and changes throughout the novel, beginning on the first page. What did she do in the past when she saw Joey or his mother bruised and beaten up?
Is there a need to critique the way the school administration and faculty handled the situation? Ultimately, threats become actions and Piddy seeks succor in all kinds of places, including the arms of Joey Halper, a kid who grew up calling her Toad and now is a man -- or at least as much a man as a teenage boy can be.
Her dreams take a backseat to day-to-day survival. It only gets worse. What does Lila bring? Luckily, though, she's got allies. She has strong ideas on what it means to be a lady, but she's keeping secrets about Piddy's missing father.
Medina began hanging out with dangerous people, trying to become tough so that no one could ever hurt her again.
Yet, we see Lila portrayed with vivacity, warmth and life. In a nutshell, it's a book about bullying, but it's not at all a 'do-good' story in the sense that these kinds of issues stories can sometimes be. She has no idea who Yaqui Delgado is.
But this initially random threat sparks off a chain of events that challenges Piddy more and more, forcing her into situations she doesn't want any part of and threatening to make her into someone she hardly recognizes.
Then, Piddy's mother decides they're going to have to move to a new apartment mid-school year, which not only means leaving behind their best family friend and honorary auntie Lila, but also means a change of schools.
How have the students divided themselves up? Flatwell and Miss Castenado talk to Piddy about? Her mother is very old school and traditional and constantly telling Piddy to be ladylike.
Though we eventually find out it's Piddy's newly developed, righteous curvaceousness—allegedly she walks around shaking her ass.Sep 12, · This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged books, bullying, censorship, high school, language, meg medina, middle school, yaqui delgado wants to kick your ass by admin.
Bookmark the permalink. And what will happen if she does? Friends, I have a new book crush and it’s Piddy Sanchez. Piddy’s heartbreakingly real struggles to extricate herself from Yaqui’s senseless bullying will ring true to anyone who’s ever been a target, and inspire anyone who’s ever witnessed bullying to stand up and speak out.
With a title like Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass, Meg Medina totally has my attention. Seriously, I love the swears and so when a title has a cuss word in it, I pay attention to it. Seriously, I love the swears and so when a title has a cuss word in it, I pay attention to it.
About the book: Piddy Sanchez (Medina once again showing her ability to come up with great names) doesn’t know who Yaqui Delgado is, but that changes when a girl named Vanessa tells her that Yaqui wants to beat her up. In Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Medina traces Piddy's path through denial to eventually sharing what happened with school leaders.
She is not a narc. She is not a snitch. I'm sure principals will look at library requests, see a book titled Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass and immediately want to say no - but that would be a mistake.4/5(38).
A nuanced, heart-wrenching and ultimately empowering story about bullying.
When year old Piedad Sanchez's mother moves them to another part of Queens, Piddy is unprepared for the bullying that awaits her at her new school.Download